The Day of the Dead honors our ancestors with ancient traditions.


Día de los Muertos, referred to as Day of the Dead, is a revered Mexican tradition that has deep-rooted origins spanning several millennia.

The holiday in the US is often accompanied by recognizable symbols such as papel picado, which is colorful paper with cutouts, calaveras or skulls, and marigold flowers.

Día de los Muertos is a commemoration of the afterlife, a day dedicated to honoring the deceased and preserving their memory. 

The Day of the Dead focuses on honoring departed loved ones, while Halloween originally aimed to ward off evil entities.

Day of the Dead starts on Nov 1 and ends on Nov 2. It's believed that departed souls return home to reunite with loved ones.

When is Day of the Dead? 

Day of the Dead, primarily associated with Mexico, is observed in various countries, including the Philippines where it is known as Undas and celebrated on the first two days of November.

Who celebrates Day of the Dead?

The Day of the Dead stems from Indigenous customs, notably the Aztecs' Miccaihuitl ritual honoring the deceased.

What are the origins of Day of the Dead?

On the Day of the Dead, people honor their deceased by tidying graves, adding flowers, and playing music as a way to remember and pay tribute.

What are Day of the Dead traditions?